Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009
131 UWA (131 892)
(+61 8) 6488 1000
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Careers and further study
This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.
Accredited exercise physiologists specialise in clinical exercise interventions for people with a broad range of health issues. Those people may be at risk of developing, or have existing, medical conditions and injuries. The aims of exercise physiology interventions are to prevent or manage acute, sub- acute or chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health or wellness. These interventions are exercise-based and include health and physical activity education, advice and support and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change.
Accredited exercise physiologists work across a range of health settings including:
- Public and private hospitals
- Private and multidisciplinary medical or allied health clinics
- Government and not-for profit organisations
- Workplace health and rehabilitation
- Aged care facilities
- Disability service providers
- Fitness centres and gymnasiums
- Sports organisations
- Public health and health promotion organisations
The Master of Exercise Physiology (Coursework + Dissertation) – additional Dissertation pathway
At the end of your first year in the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (MCEP), you can apply to undertake a 96-point MCEP program which includes 4 research units and the completion of a dissertation at the end of the degree (e.g. comparable to a Honours pathway). This pathway provides valuable additional skills, particularly if you are interested in going into government, hospital or research roles beyond study. Additionally, it is a pathway to PhD and eligibility for scholarship.
Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Fees and scholarships
Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.
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The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.
Minimum entry requirements
This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.
WACE prerequisite: Mathematics Applications ATAR
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This Combined Bachelor's and Master's (CBM) is a four-year accelerated program for those with an ATAR of 90 or above. Over the first three years you’ll complete an extended major in Sport Science, Exercise and Health, and some units from the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology. You can then choose to exit after three years with an Advanced Bachelor's Degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences, or continue with the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology and be awarded a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the end of the four years.
About the course
- Perth (Crawley campus)
- Semester 1
- Undergraduate + Postgraduate
- This course is not available to international student visa holders
Why study this course?
- This course will provide both Bachelor's and a Master’s qualifications in a four-year program.
- With full time study, you will achieve AEP accreditation in the shortest possible time, thereby enabling you to begin practice sooner than by other accredited programs with similar academic qualifications.
- This degree focuses on combining your academic studies with developing your applied skills in line with industry accreditation and subsequent employment or research.
What you'll learn
- Foundation knowledge in the sub-disciplines of exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor control and learning, and sport psychology.
- Relevant skills for assessing human capacity and using this information as the basis for exercise prescription.
- Advanced knowledge and application of treatment modalities in the areas of cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and other chronic and complex medical conditions.
- Work integrated learning opportunities to develop your specific understanding and skills in patient assessment and exercise prescription.
In your first three years, you will complete the Sport Science, Exercise and Health (extended major) and a semester of postgraduate study. You will then complete the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology. Refer to the example study plan for more information.
The course also involves a high level of engagement with AEPs and other industry professionals, with a significant component of learning taking place in a clinical setting.
Your degree options
UWA Exercise and Performance Centre
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